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White Russia Pogrom Rumors Unfounded

November 27, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Latvian press denied today the rumors spread several days ago on the basis of misleading reports received from Russia that anti-Jewish pogroms occured in towns and villages in White Russia.

It developed that the cause for the misleading rumors was the fact that the Soviet authorities arrested ten persons who were guilty of the anti-Jewish pogrom which occurred in 1905 in the town Orsha. The incriminating evidence against those arrested was found when archive material was discovered. The ten arrested were employed in various Soviet institutions. Their trial will take place soon.

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